I just got back from two hours on the bike in the pouring rain. Sure, you have a great variety of roads here and beautiful scenery in the Lower Mainland, but you need to be able to see it to enjoy it. When it rains here, you can't see much more than the trees or houses on either side of the road. Such is cycling in Vancouver.
Since I'm between contracts, I'm not commuting on my bike. So I'm doing some of the longer rides that I haven't done in about seven years. I had found a bunch of nice routes that I can do in about two hours. It's more of a struggle to do them in two hours now. They must have made the hills steeper or something. It can't have anything to do with the fact that I'm almost fifty now.
Following Andrew's lead, as I do on most things, I created a Google map of the route I did today.